The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria has confirmed that 99 Nigerian pilgrims died, 42 injured and 214 others missing in the September 24 stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia. The confirmation came as a road traffic expert, Alhaji Babatunde Adewumi, suggested that NAHCON should engage the services of trained and qualified
An Ebola scare has been reported in southern Nigeria, a year after the country was declared free of the virus, with a man reportedly dead shortly after being admitted to hospital in Calabar, Cross Rivers State. At least 10 people have been quarantined at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital,
The Labour Party has said that President Buhari owes Nigerian youths an explanation over the persons he nominated as ministers. It said that the average age in the announced list and even in the appointments the President had made so far was 61 years.
Taylor Swift has landed her first ever cover for GQ magazine as she graces the November 2015 cover. On the cover Taylor is rocking a skin-tight dress that puts her abs on display. The full interview and beach side photo shoot will not be released until next week but you
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has said his administration is planning to review the existing pension laws with a view to putting in place an efficient framework for the smooth implementation of the Contributory Pension Scheme.
AHEAD of Tuesday’s commencement of screening, Senate, yesterday, raised hurdles that ministerial nominees must scale to be cleared for appointment. The Senate, which said that the screening will be guided by the 1999 Constitution and the Senate Standing Orders 2015, as Amended, directed all nominees to submit 115 copies of
DELTA Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, of Delta State, has commissioned a multi-million naira rice mill owned by Raymond Guanah Farms Limited, threatening to revoke all undeveloped plots of land at the Asaba industrial estate. The post Okowa commissions N400m rice mill appeared first on Vanguard News.
The emerging affluent consumers in Nigeria and the rest of Africa are confident about their market’s growth prospects, typified by high expectations in income rise, achievement of long term wealth goal and defined spending plans, according to a survey by Standard Bank. The survey which targeted 7,000 emerging affluent consumers
The taxi driver conveying me to the Palais de festivals where the internationally-acclaimed TV content market MIPCOM was taking place described it as “the apocalypse”. The second taxi driver taking me back to the hotel later on the same day gave me a guided tour of the city to show
The Lagos State Government says 67 villages, which have been in darkness for about 35 years in the Lekki area, will be electrified by December, 2015. The government added that it would light up the expressway from Berger to the Lagos Island, and from Ikorodu to the Lagos Island during
Nigeria plans to issue N80 billion ($400 million) worth of local currency denominated bond with maturities ranging between 5-year and 10-year on Oct 14, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said on Wednesday. The debt office said it will issue N40 billion each in the debt maturing in 2020 and 2024
Tomorrow, 10th of October is World Mental Day 2015 and truth is that one in four adults in Nigeria will experience mental health difficulties in his life time. Over 450 million people globally experience mental disorder each year. (W.
Liverpool have announced the signing of Jurgen Klopp as the new manager of the Anfield outfit. Liverpool fired Brendan Rodgers on Saturday following a series of poor performances and Klopp was identified as the next candidate for the post of manager at Anfiedl.
Barcelona and Argentina superstar, Lionel Messi is presently facing tax evasion charges and is likely to stand trial alongside his father. The judge in charge of the case in Spain, reportedly rejected the request by prosecutors to drop the charges against the striker and his father Jorge, who are accused
Among all the mobile tech brands out there, only a few of them are turning in profit. It was on show during the last quarterly financial reports. We saw the likes of Blackberry, Lenovo, Sony, HTC, Microsoft and others more, bleed money.
Barcelona angry over Messi trial Barcelona are angry that superstar forward Lionel Messi will be standing trial for tax evasion charges. Barcelona angry over Messi trial The Prosecutor’s Office had recommended that only Messi’s father, Jorge, be prosecuted, but the State Attorney declined.
FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, has responded to his provisional suspension from the world football’s governing body, claiming that the ethics committee “did not follow the code of ethics and disciplinary code”.Blatter, along with UEFA President, Michel Platini and FIFA General Secretary, Jerome Valcke, was suspended for 90 days in the
CAF President, Issa Hayatou, has been named the new acting President of the world football’s governing body, FIFA.The Cameroonian’s elevation is sequel to the suspension of long-term President Sepp Blatter on Thursday.